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's state of the union address, president obama is expected to announce he's bringing some u.s. troops  home. according to a source close to the president, mr. obama will announce, the return of 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. they are expected to come home in exactly one year marking the next phase of the president's plan to end the war in afghanistan by 2014. the president is also expected to talk about immigration reform, reducing gun violence and job creation. >> the president's principal preokay pation since he ran for office has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> marco rubio will deliver his address after president obama's. it will be in english and spanish. you can watch the state of the un yin address right here on -- union address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30, we'll break down the president's speech with randy shandobil. >>> earlier, france's lower house of parliament approved the bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. the bill pushed by the country's socialists now goes to the senat
obama's desk. the house voted today to reauthorize the 1994 law that has set the standard for antiviolence programs, but that was after republicans first tried to pass a different version of the bill which democrats said did not do enough to protect gay couples, immigrants and native americans. the final legislation was passed without the support of a majority of republicans. >>> time is running out in washington d.c. for the sequestered deadline. federal agencies will begin cutting their budgets across the board tomorrow if congress fails to reach a budget agreement. senate democrats say they have a plan to prevent this and say it will eliminate tax loopholes and raise taxes on at least some millionaires. however, republicans are rejecting that plan. >> we expected that bill will get majority support in the senate. the only reason why it might not pass the senate is because a minority of republicans would filibuster that bill. >> it's time they got off the campaign trail and started working with us for a change. >> unless congress acts by tomorrow's deadline $85 billion i
president obama attended the all national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. the event featured a performance by italian singer bocelli. [ singing ] >> first lady michelle obama and vice-president joe biden joined the president at the event. during a lighter moment the president told the crowd he wished the good feelings at the gathering had a longer shelf life. >> but i do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast everything we have been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. >> president obama then went to virginia to speak to house democrats at their annual retreat. >>> after that retreat those house democrats are expected to unveil their proposal for curbing gun violence, similar to the one proposed by the president. it includes a ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammo, background checks for all gun sales and measures to prohibit gun trafficking. >>> secretary of defense leon panetta this morning went before the senate armedded servi
. >>> president obama honored those killed in the newtown, connecticut in a white house ceremony. president obama presented the medals to family the family members of the teachers and educators to six of the family members. 20 children were killed in the ceremony. today's ceremony also honored 12 other americans in fields that honored gay rights, veterans. >>> record warmth and near record warmth for your enjoyment this afternoon. under mostly blue skies. giving you a live look at la fayette, wall-to-wall sunshine going on for your friday. right now temperatures nep where from 2 to 4 warmer than yesterday. again, we're looking at the possibility of breaking a record or two by the end of the day. today is going to be the warmest day. the ridge of high pressure remains right over california. the sinking air associated with that, continuing to drive our temperatures up and the offshore breeze really warming things up around the coast as well as inland. the winds right now, 12 miles per hour and offshore in fairfield, an easterly breeze in napa, 10 miles an hour. a light breeze at sfo. oakland and sa
. >>> all over the country today president obama's non-profit advocacy group is holding events in support of the president's gun violence reduction plan. this day of action is the first national mobilization since the group organizing for action was launched in january. volunteers who helped re-elect president obama are now trying to help get his policies through congress. today's events include rallies phone banks and candlelight vigils and several of those are happening here in the bay area. at 5:00 this evening people will gather at the larkspur ferry terminal and also a vigil there and two in san jose, they will gather at those places tonight. >>> three peninsula cities plan to hold a gun buy-back tomorrow in east palo alto, menlo park and palo alto will join them for the gun buy-back from 10:00 until 2:00 there. authorities will pay between 1 and 300 dollars depending on the type of gun. >>> a conference is underway right now in frap frap focusing on how to keep young adults from becoming repeat offenders. the meeting involves police, prosecutors, public defenders and probation offic
. >>> president obama is urging congress to compromise to keep looming spending cuts from kicking in four days from today. speaking to the nation's governors, the president said the impact of the budget cuts may not be felt immediately but he says the uncertainly created by the cuts is already having an effect on the economy. >> these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of congress. >> reporter: congress is back at work today after a week-long break but unless lawmakers act soon, $85 billion in cuts will go into effect on friday. >>> for the complete list released by the house, including the possible impact on california, just go to ktvu.com and click on the hot topics tab. >>> governor brown was among the governors meeting at the white house. brown has indicated he will keep a low profile during the meetings, he has one speech scheduled and he's not going to appear on any of the networks or cable news. >>> the former archbishop of san francisco, cardinal, levada, will be leaving tomorrow. he will be voting on the new pope. in a news conferenc
the sequester kicks in president obama and congress is making their case to the public about what needs to be done to stop billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts. president obama visited a ship building factory today in newport news, virginia and detailed the effects of the spending cuts and warned of severe consequence esto the military and the threat of -- cons ebbs wednesdays to the military and the -- consequences to the military and job layoffs for americans. >> these are cuts that don't have to happen. >> the president supports a man by senate democrats to close tax loopholes in addition to some targeted spending cuts. however, house republicans say they've passed two bills to replace cuts to the military, air traffic control and transportation and say democrats need to compromise. >> the house has acted twice. we shouldn't have to act a third time before this senate begins to do their work. >> sequestration equals unemployment. sequestration, we don't want it. we can work here to make sure we get the job done. >> unless congress acts, $85 billion in across the board spend
that. clinton everybody surpassed president obama and vice- president biden. she has denied planning a presidential run in 2016 but many political analysts say that may change. >>> power company officials say they now know what caused sunday's power outage at the super bowl. they say a device called a relay failed in the connection between the power line that comes from outside the new orleans superdome and the cable that carries power throughout the stadium. they say the relay had been installed as part of a 4 million dollar upgrade and is actually meant to prevent power outages. they say they don't know if the relay's failure was the result of a bad design or a manufacturing flaw. it has been removed and will be replaced. >>> another quake has hit the solomon islands. the the 7.1 quake struck 15 miles off the coast of australia. no damage or injuries have been reported. it comes two days after an 8.0 earthquake struck the same region, triggering a tsunami that killed 5. this latest quake is hampering relief efforts. >> cool dry weather is filling into the bay area for your weekend.
. more than 35,000 people in the u.s. have signed a petition asking president obama to make the day a national holiday. san francisco's chinatown will celebrate with a parade a week from saturday. the parade which is known for elaborate floats and costumes, dates back to the 1860s. it's considered the largest celebration of chinese culture outside of asia. you can watch the parade right here on ktvu on february 23rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> the golden state warriors get ready to announce a major change. >>> and the highlights of last night's grammy awards, including the bay area group that came out a big winner. q >>> with the major market indexes near record highs, wall street is taking a pause today with no major economic reports being announced. stocks are modestly lower in afternoon trading. the s&p 500 ended last week at its highest level since november 2007. the dow is down 19. nasdaq down 7. s&p down 2. >>> well, apple's stock is up about 1% this noontime. a news that could soon launch a new device. the new york times says apple is testing a device that looks like a wristwa
, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama is on the road today to win public support for proposals he outlined in his state of the union speech last night. he began a three-day swing through three states with a stop at a reopened manufacturing plant in ashville, north carolina today. in addition to ambitious plans to close loopholes for the wealthy, tighten gun controls and control climate change, he says families need to be paid enough to raise their kids and get ahead which he reiterated today. >> that is part of the reason why i said last night that it's time for an increase in the minimum wage. because if you work full-time, you shouldn't be in poverty. >> when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? you get less of it. >> house speaker john boehner and other republicans are not buying the president's message. boehner says a spike in the minimum wage will stifle hiring in the midst. the current job recovery. the only initiative that drew applause from both sides of the oil last night was one for immigration reform. >>> this morning for ash wednesday, faith leaders i
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